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Is incest wrong?

Is incest wrong?

Yes: If you are the victim of incest, you can find help here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse. ...Read more

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What happens to children of incest?

What happens to children of incest?

If you mean children: from the union of 2 people who share at least 1 common ancestor, the closer the relation, the higher the risk of their fetus' inheriting harmful genetic mutations from both parents & having an autosomal recessive disorder, a weakened immune system &/or early demise from the percentage of shared genes. OB's & fetal-maternal specialists work with prenatal genetic counselors to assess risk. ...Read more

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What kind of person commits incest?

What kind of person commits incest?

No single predictor: Incest comes in many forms and has many causes. In some societies, it has been acceptable behavior. Our society has a strong prohibition against--and fascination with--it, so something has to overcome that taboo. One common factor is that one or both parents were themselves sexually abused by a relative as a child. Often, it like sexual abuse broadly, is as much about power as it is about sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to enjoy sex after childhood incest?

Is it possible to enjoy sex after childhood incest?

Some people who: Have suffered from incest have no difficulties with their sex life. For others it may be akward, painful or upsetting. In the later situation - therapy would be important. Sexuality is an important part of life. Through treatment that is effective - sexual intimacy may become a joy rather that something to be suffered through. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is an "incest baby" said to be messed up, in a medical sense?

Why is an "incest baby" said to be messed up, in a medical sense?

Medically speaking..: I'm not sure if you mean psychologically or medically, as there are consequences in both areas. Medically, offspring of closely related parents are more likely to inherit the same recessive gene for a disease. As Long as a baby only gets 1 "bad" recessive gene, he or she is okay, but if the baby gets that same "bad" gene from both parents, then he or she is likely to develop the disease. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects of a baby created through incest?

What are the negative health effects of a baby created through incest?

Consanguinity = the : union of two people who share at least 1 common ancestor. Prenatal genetic counsellors calculate the ^ed risk of their fetus' having an autosomal recessive disease from inheriting a deleterious gene from both parents, a weakened immune system &/or early demise from the percentage of shared genes, history of inbreeding in prior generations, & results of prenatal blood & ultrasound findings. ...Read more

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Is it wrong for people to have incest thoughts when they don't ever intend to have it in real?

Not wrong but...: Thoughts are not wrong. But being obsessed with such thoughts can be demoralizing. Cultivate healthy thoughts as they lead to happier life. ...Read more

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Is there a reason incest leads to disorders?

Is there a reason incest leads to disorders?

Betrayal, trauma: When incest occurs the victim very frequently experiences this sexual contact as a betrayal of expected, loving relationship. For example, if an uncle has sex with his niece that girl might be expecting that her uncle would look out for her best interests and rather he uses her for his sexual gratification. This hostile crossing of boundaries can cause trauma and related disorders. ...Read more

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Why does incest lead to mental problems in children?

Why does incest lead to mental problems in children?

Trust: The pivotal pillar of healthy emotional growth is the ability to form trust relationships.The prime example is the mother/child bond which in healthy relationships survives past the mothers death.Secondary trust relationships extend to dad & primary caregivers or siblings. When a cultures taboos are violated by those within the trust circle, it is unlikely that trust can ever be reclaimed. ...Read more

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Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

Is an attraction to incest porn (legal age) a normal thing?

It's of concern: I guess i would say that "normal" and "healthy" are two separate things. It may not be a particularly healthy thing for a person to have fantasies involving incest. It seems as though you already have a concern or else you wouldn't be asking about this. I wonder if you could have been sexually molested as a child by a relative? There are therapists with special expertise in this area. Good luck. ...Read more

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